Friday, August 31, 2012


Howdy folks! I've noticed that no one follows my blog and was wondering why. I don't bite; so please feel free to follow and keep in touch with me. I'm very friendly and down-to-earth people. Take care and enjoy the Labor Day weekend.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Roosevelt University: Go Lakers!! :)

Hello again dedicated readers of this blog. Because this blog is not just about sports and social media/ technology, but also anything to do with Chicago. I wanted to show all of you what my college looks like. We are the Roosevelt Lakers and I have been attending this school ever since I was 18 years old. Ironically, this was the only college or university I applied to because I had a pretty good feeling I'd get in and nothing gets in the way of me achieving anything. Below are a few pictures, no I didn't take them, but they are from Yahoo! and enjoy folks! We have a boys/ girls basketball mainly, but are venturing into others as well.

Auditorium Building - opened in 1945- Diversity is stressed.

Our new Wabash building with blue/ green stained glass.


Top Ten College Football Teams

Hello sports fans. Long time no talk to. Yes, I know it's been about three or four days since I've posted on here. However, I am back in action and ready to make up for that. This week has been interesting in many facets; one being I met three cousins from South Carolina and one 29 year-old woman from Poland who needed help navigating around Chicago and the train system. Two being that I've almost completed my first week of senior year! It is still hard to believe that I will be walking across the Auditorium Theatre (picture will be below courtesy of Yahoo!) with a bachelors degree in Communication and a minor in Psychology. Three being that I got to hang with a member of my "Hockey Family" that I haven't seen in a while. It was a fun time indeed.

This is the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL
Switching gears to the actual purpose of this post, football baby. America's favorite pastime and typically thought of as being an outlet for men to get away from their nagging wife and annoying children. However, with females being capable of doing anything males can do, I'm sure there are more female football fans because they may watch the game with their boyfriend or husband and try to learn by observing how the plays happen. College football is what I mainly want to talk about here.
The "Big Ten" are college football teams that dominate over the less talented ones. Some examples are Ohio, Michigan State University, Northwestern Wildcats, University of Illinois, Penn State, and Iowa. I guess it's a big fascination to see who will top the best of of the best. We'll just have to wait to find out. Game on!
- Here is a link to the article below:

Monday, August 27, 2012

Family Parties......

When you least expect it, you hear some sort of good news. Sunday ,I was with family for a baptism of a new little baby in our family and my cousin's husband wanted me to cover more football and less hockey posts. So I will try to do that and see what happens. I didn't even know he looked at this blog once, but hey, the more readers ,the better. That doesn't mean I won't try to be "fair" to all sports, but I'm willing to try different tactics. It's time to hit the hay peeps. Later from the Windy City! <3

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Surprise Suprise

Hello all. Yesterday started the fall semester for me and yeah it was hard to get up, however, it had to be done. All in all, it was a good day because I got two books that I needed in-person verses Amazon / shipping costs and e-mailed my resume` to the college newspaper because they are looking for staff writers and office staff. To get into the post now, I helped these three young women who were from South Carolina navigate the CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) train system and they were so thankful. It doesn't relate directly to sports, but the purpose is a general message of spreading love instead of hate in this world. When you help someone out unexpectedly, a warm feeling surfaces in your heart that all the retail therapy couldn't replace.

- I'm asking you dedicated readers to do me one favor everyday: do a good deed for someone in your life, I don't care if it is holding a door open or simply picking up change that someone may have happened to drop. This world needs more love verses rude and ignorant people. Every little bit counts: remember that. Have a heart people and treat others how you want to be treated! :) Later folks!

Thursday, August 23, 2012


Hello readers! I'm astonished by the fact that because of each and everyone of you who have taken the time to read what I have to write, 490 views baby! :) Thank you so much. <3 I am honored and that will provide me the extra juice to continue this blog. I still am in shock; I love you guys! Feel free to keep in contact with me by commenting on any post or e-mailing me personally. Have a great night from Chicago!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Blackhawk's Tickets

For any of you Chicago Blackhawk's fans not from the Illinois or the United States, single game tickets went on sale to the public yesterday at 10 a.m. for the season on their main website on Personally, I've been to the United Center ,once probably about three to four years ago when the Wolves (AHL) were affiliated with the Atlanta Thrashers and not lame Cansucks (Vancouver) and the Thrashers basically killed the Hawks. Now I take a totally different viewpoint and support my Hawks 100%! Let's all wish my other favorite team a great preseason and an even better regulation season including home and away games. LET'S GO CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS! WOO WOO!

Preseason and What it Means to me?

Hello sports fans in the blogosphere! I had an idea for today's post to be about preseason games and what their "real" meaning is. Considering that the Bears pre-season is well underway with two games in hand played and a recent win 33 to 31 over the Washington Redskins, it makes an average sports fan wonder why preseason anything exists after all. Experiencing being a hockey fan for seven years, the Chicago Wolves typically have two or three pre-games, but not at the Allstate Arena and one game is always away at a near by opponent's rink. I've attended most of them in the past and they are packed solid with fans eagerly waiting for a sneak peak debut of their favorite team. Given the fact that social media has taken over the world of sports and entertainment, knowing what is happening with your favorite team is a click of a mouse away and the suspense builds almost like a horror movie with all the best parts up in the air. You can't wait any longer, but you must to be with other sports fans and truly enjoy it together as one massive group.

I'm tossing the question to you dedicated readers:

- What does the preseason of any sport mean to you? The answer could be open-ended and I just want to know your thoughts. Unilt later, from the beautiful Windy City, take care of yourself and others! :)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Major League Baseball News

Hello sports fans. Browsing the internet today, I found one particularly sad story about a baseball fan who died because of a heart attack after attending the Toronto Blue Jays game verses the Chicago White Sox this past Thursday. The reason is unknown at this point in time. Never really heard of this happening before to my knowledge, but I guess it does happen. For privacy reasons, the name of the fan was not told to the public. This is a terrible story considering the entire objective of a sporting event is to enjoy yourself without a care in the world with whoever happens to come with you. My thoughts and prayers go out to whoever this person is and their family as well.

-The link is below:

The Waiting Game

Hello folks out there! Today my family and I just got back from our yearly vacation to Wisconsin and that is the reason why I haven't really been on here for a week. I still care very much about this blog and my passion for writing, sports, and technology is endless. Anyways, just letting you guys know that my Chicago Wolves home opener or in simple terms, the first game of the AHL ( American Hockey League) hockey season, is October 13th. Do you know how hard it is waiting for hockey season to start?

To give you a little background information, my family and I have been Chicago Wolves hockey fans for six or seven years and my Uncle has been a fan ever since the first game took place in 1994. So as you can see, hockey to me is a family affair not just weekend entertainment. I love my "Hockey Family" and it is a blast when you can all sit together and cheer on your favorite hockey team as loud as you want to. Sports in general are a blast, but the thrill of the moment when a player scores a goal and the fans go wild is something in which other sports can't repeat. However, don't think I'm bashing other sports besides hockey, because everyone has different preferences and interests.

In lieu of the variety of sports there are in the world, I've got a question for all you dedicated blog readers:
* What is your favorite sport to watch or play?
A- Basketball
B- Golf
C- Hockey
D- Football
E- Soccer
F- Tennis
G- Baseball
F- Feel free to add your own option here

Thanks and take care of yourself! <3

Monday, August 13, 2012

Update #2

Sorry for the delay folks. Howdy out there from Chicago, IL! <3 Yes, the Bears didn't win thier pre-season game, but that is why it is called "pre-season". Anyways, in other news, my lovely family and I attended the Wolfpack picnic just this Saturday. The Wolfpack is the bootster club of my Chicago Wolves and they have an annual picnic every year at Busse Woods which is right by Woodfield Mall in Illinois. I had a blast with other hockey fans and enjoying some drinks while playing Baggo is a time that you can't beat. Baggo, in case you're wondering, is a game that is portable and consists of two boards made of wood or solid plastic and the bags (sqaure shaped bean bags to toss). It is always fun to catch up with hockey fans and considering that there is about a month and a half until the season starts, I couldn't be more happier! :) I love my "hockey family". Later from Chicago! :)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Latest Info on Bears Everything

Bears page on Yahoo!:

- Check it out.

Bears Update

Well sports fans, yesterday Jay Cutler and Kristen Cavallari welcomed a baby boy into the world. His name is Camden Jack Cutler and weighed in at 7 lbs 9 oz. I could not be happier for this lucky and adorable couple. Not a lot of people knew about her pregnancy in the first place because she kept it mainly to herself until the last couple months when photos surfaced on gossip websites. Additionally, the Bears play their pre-game today against the Denver Broncos at Solider Field located in downtown Chicago at 8:30 p.m. EDT. LETS GO BEARS! :)

Here is the link below:

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Further Explaination and Connection

Hello sports fans! A little background information behind the brain picture is that I absolutely love anatomy and the human body / all that it does for us. Think about the simple fact of the matter if us humans didn't have a brain or heart. Without a brain, the human body can't think, see, hear, or attain balance and coordination. Without a heart, we wouldn't be able to pump and circulate blood throughout our bodies much less breathe without lungs as well.  To connect this post with the purpose of this blog, which is sports and social media, without a proper functioning body, athletes aren't able to give it 110% when playing their sport of choice.

- If any of you readers out there every have a question about sports/ social media of coarse, but also anatomy and the human body, feel free to comment on any post or e-mail me personally if the matter is personal. And a fun fact, yes, I have been been inside a cadaver lab once. Thank you and have a great night! :)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Concussions - Graphic Photo

Looking at my neighborhood newspaper today, I saw an article about how concussions are more dangerous in youth sports such as hockey and football and it got me thinking as to ways or methods that they could be prevented. According to Mayo "A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that alters the way your brain functions. Effects are usually temporary, but can include problems with headache, concentration, memory, judgment, balance and coordination. Although concussions usually are caused by a blow to the head, they can also occur when the head and upper body are violently shaken. These injuries can cause a loss of consciousness, but most concussions do not. Because of this, some people have concussions and don't realize it. Concussions are common, particularly if you play a contact sport, such as football. But every concussion injures your brain to some extent. This injury needs time and rest to heal properly. Luckily, most concussive traumatic brain injuries are mild, and people usually recover fully. "

- Given the definition above, the conclusion can be made that more has to be done about concussions because sure sports played by young children are fun, but think about the injuries that can come from them as well. What as mothers of children who play youth sports can do and coaches as well to prevent more concussions from transpiring? I was just wondering if you readers out there have any stories about sports injuries and would like to share them on here? Thanks for reading and take care!


This picture I got off Yahoo! demonstrates a normal brain and one that has injuries such as a concussion.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Michael Phelps

Yes, the one and only Michael Phelps has done it again. In his last race of the London 2012 Olympics, according to an article written by Pat Forde, Phelps completed "50 meters to win the 100 butterfly in a time of 51.21 seconds". Wow imagine that swimming that fast and far in less then one minute. Given the fact that almost have of the United States population is overweight, if we attempted do that, we'd all get strokes or heart attacks. lol I couldn't be prouder of Phelps because he isn't perfect (Remember when he was caught with pot?), but he didn't let some pictures from the media stop him. He still followed his dreams despite the negative attention. Way to go though! :)

- Here is the link to the article:

Continuation of Olympics 2012

Hello blogosphere! Well it is day eight of the London Olympics and the current medal count goes as follows: USA - 47 China- 48 Great Britain- 25. Given these medal counts, what does this really prove about us as a whole? That we value sports such as gymnastics and swimming (basically competition) and "winning" medals for the world to see over the true purpose of bringing people from across the globe together for one event? Is this what the world has come to? The more medals you win for your country of origin, the better represented you will be for future competitions of that nature. Me being caring and thinking about the "deeper" meaning of winning medals, it just shows that, yes, you have a spectacular ability for whatever sport it is and millions of people will idolize you for two weeks. As for the deeper meaning of winning a metal, I guess it could be to inspire young children to dream big and work hard at that dream.

Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions with me. What do you think is the "deeper" meaning of winning a medal?

A- Represent your cournty of orgin
B- To showcase your talent
C- Pride and dominance
D- You fill it in

Later from the beautiful City of Chicago! :) Please enjoy the rest of your day!

Ps. Yahoo! homepage has a current up-to-date count on metals for various countries.
Here is the link:

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Leaving a Child Behind???

Wow just wow. When a mother leaves behind her infant child just to get an autograph from a favorite player after a baseball game, that is damn sad. Since when does sports/ fandom take dominance over being a parent? This should NEVER be the case because parents should care and take care of their children no matter what the circumstances are. So parents out there don't hold sports or whoever comes with you over the craziness of participating or enjoying time with the rest of your fan group. Let me know your thoughts about this issue. The link is below if you want to check it out. Later from the 80 degree weather of Chicago! :)